To be the best hostess and welcome your guests you need to create a cozy room. Here’s how.
After many years of not having a guest room I converted my son’s room into a guest room and I thought I’d share some of my thoughts with you.
You want your guests to feel welcome and at home while they visit. Offering them all the amenities of home will go a long way to making them feel comfortable. No one wants to ask where to toss trash and you don’t want to have to keep repeating your wifi password to them. So make sure you are ready with these lists of “guest ready” items.
You need to eliminate all clutter from the room. This is a big one for me, as I often work with clients who are using their guest room as a catch-all – The place where decisions are avoided. By using your guest room as a dumping ground you make a lot more work for yourself in order to have guests. Do the work. Get the space in order and then make it a practice not to leave anything in the room that doesn’t belong.
Don’t forget these essential items:
a waste bin
pen and paper
a reading lamp
the wifi username and password
extra pillows and blankets
space in the closet (and hangers) and drawers for their things
Some luxury items you might want to add
a luggage rack
a scented candle
How do you make an inviting guest space? Let us know your ideas.